Most youth ministry conferences are not about youth workers and what they need, they are about speakers and what they want to say. Refuel Retreats are all about what you want to talk about. We’ve selected key topics which we think are crucial for every youth worker, but we also present them in discussion based settings, making the training as collaborative as possible. Below are current topics we’re discussing at upcoming Refuel Retreats:  

Facing Your Leadership Challenges

Leading a youth ministry is a ton of work. While you might have thought being a youth pastor was all about ministry to students, you’ve probably figured out it’s a ton more than that. You have to be able to lead people (students, parents, and adult volunteers), manage budgets, be a good communicator, and most importantly care for people’s spiritual needs, which we all know can be messy. Have you ever considered that you need to grow yourself in order to grow your ministry? Learn more

Developing Your Adult Volunteers

When most people think about capacity in terms of youth ministry, they think about how many kids the youth room can fit. Yet the truth about capacity is that it has nothing to do with the size of your youth room and everything to do with the number of adults who are in meaningful relationships with students. Every youth ministry has a capacity issue because we all need more adult volunteers. But how do you develop those volunteers into full-fledged youth workers? Learn more

Leading With Your Head Above Water

Youth ministry can often make us feel like we are drowning. As the pressures mount, our ability to keep moving forward is often hindered. When we create a strategic plan it brings focus to your ministry and to gives us the ability to lead with confidence. Learn more